Report finds every $1 Australia spends on preschool will return $2, but this won’t just magically happen

A report released last week showed quality preschool would deliver a two-for-one return on investment for Australia: that is, for every dollar governments invest in preschool, two dollars will be returned to the economy.

4 days ago

by Jen Jackson, Victoria University

Researcher awarded $399,000 to explore inequalities in participation in high-quality ECE

A project designed to explore inequalities in children’s participation in high-quality early childhood education (ECE) is one of eight projects from the University of New South Wales (UNSW) which has been successful in jointly securing $3.3 million in the latest round of the Australian Research Council’s ARC Linkage Project scheme.

8 days ago

by Freya Lucas

National Science Week kicks off soon, with lots of opportunities for ECEC involvement

National Science Week arrives next month, with events, challenges, information sessions, panel discussions and much more to be held around the country from 10 to 18 August are you ready to join in?

9 days ago

by Freya Lucas

Rich home learning in the early years boosts later academic performance study finds

The benefits of a rich home learning environment during the first years of a child’s life continue to boost academic performance into adolescence, according to a new study recently published in School Effectiveness and School Improvement.

11 days ago

by Freya Lucas

Samoan-English bi-lingual program connects children to culture

A Logan City bi-lingual kindergarten, located in South East Queensland, has been working to connect young Samoan children with their heritage, language and culture.

24 days ago

by Freya Lucas